Hello, I am an ACB member and I am an alcoholic. I have been attending A.A. meetings for over 36 years and have not found it necessary to drink since I became active in the program in 1982.
Quoting from the official A.A. website, “Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.”
According to one widely accepted statistic, more than 15 million people in the United States struggle with an alcohol abuse disorder, but less than 8 percent of those have sought treatment. Whether you are seeking a solution to your own drinking problem, a student wishing to learn more about alcoholism, or a recovering alcoholic looking for a way to supplement your regular meeting schedule, I hope you will give online AA meetings a try.
I have recently established two new weekly open discussion meetings that use Zoom, a web-based conferencing program that is widely used by people who are blind throughout the world. While many online meetings use text-chat and video, these meetings are audio only. Participants can dial in by phone or attend via a Windows or Mac computer, or via an iOS or Android app. One is on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Eastern, and the other is on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. New meetings need participants to remain viable, so I do hope you will join us when you can, and now here are the meeting details from the A.A. online intergroup website at https://aa-intergroup.org/.
Open telephone discussion meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Saturdays.
Not an early riser? Try our sister meeting, “Zoom into Sobriety” on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time. The link and phone numbers are below.
We have tried to ensure that our meetings cater especially, but not exclusively, to the needs of blind AAs.
Audio via Zoom via Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, or dial in by phone:
One tap mobile +1-646-558-8656, 194505194#
Dial +1-720-707-2699, 194505194#
Web site: https://zoom.us/j/194505194
If you have questions, email [email protected].